Jan. 12, 2008
Lexington, KY – Polly Hardy posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 60m hurdles Saturday and led Clemson’s women’s track & field team at the Kentucky Invitational. The meet, held at Nutter Field House, took place Friday as well but Clemson did not compete until Saturday’s action.
Hardy posted a season-best tie of 8.41 in the high hurdle prelims, just two tenths shy of a personal best in the event. She went on to finish fifth in the finals of the event. Krystal Barringer was sixth with a time of 8.65.
Barringer had the best time in the 60m dash among Clemson’s entries. She had a time of 7.85 and just missed qualifying for the finals. Linda Buchholz (8.58), a multi-event athlete, also competed in the 60m dash Saturday. The 4x400m relay team was 13th overall on Saturday after posting a time of 4:06.11.
Kristine Scott had a time of 25.52 in the 200m dash and was 13th overall. One spot behind with a time of 25.56 was Hardy. Christina Mason was the best finisher in the 400m dash for Clemson, as the freshman turned out a time of 58.20 and was 14th-best overall.
Joanie Castagno was the team’s best performer in the 800m with a time of 2:31.68. Candice Johnson was the team’s top finisher in the mile run. The junior from Duncan, SC had a time of 5:24.18. In the 3000m, Laura Laughlin finished 18th out of 43 runners after crossing the finish line with a time of 10:17.64.
Anastasia Wilson was runner-up in the high jump with a clearance of 5’6″. It matched a personal best indoor clearance for the sophomore, which is also the fifth-best mark in school history. Kendra Gauntlett finished seventh in the high jump, as she cleared 5’4.25″.
Patricia Mamona was runner-up in the long jump. The sophomore standout recorded a mark of 18’10.75″. April Sinkler was eighth (17’11.75″) and Nakeisha Wineglass (17’7″) was 12th overall in the long jump competition.
Allison Lake competed in the shot put and recorded a distance of 36’7.5″.
The women’s team will return to action next weekend to take part in the Clemson Invitational on January 18-19 at the school’s indoor facility.
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